Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify– follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library.
Here’s a conversation I recorded back at the end of January – I was in Auckland for a couple of weeks and I banked a few podcast episodes, including this, my chat with Graham Reid. He’s a freelance writer – covering music, travel, politics and arts.
Graham was the head music writer for the NZ Herald back when we had Music Journalism.
Now he’s a curator, editor, writer, selector, blogger, whatever you want to call it at Elsewhere – his own website.
He’s still reviewing shows and albums, serving up Q&As and feature-interviews. He’s digging deep back into music’s one hit wonders and quirky asides as well as continuing the record of compiling the new releases and reissues.
Graham’ s a fantastic writer and he was one of my early influences – I’ve met him a couple of times previously and we’ve corresponded plenty over recent years. His jazz column in the Real Groove magazine back in the day was hugely informative and influential for me. It was one of the things that made me want to write about music.
This was recorded in late January at Graham’s place – we’d met for lunch and had a couple of pints then back to his for a continuation of the chat. It was hot and you’ll hear the fan in the background.
I loved this conversation – I love so much of the writing that Graham has put into the world. I’m always interested in his take. And here you’ll get to hear some of his background and process and some of his “war stories” from a time when we seemed to ‘value’ music journalism.